Lake Hamilton, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Hamilton, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Lake Hamilton had a population of 1,343 as of July 1, 2017. Lake Hamilton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Hamilton is located at latitude 28.0492 and longitude -81.6268 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lake Hamilton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.98 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 148 feet.

The Town of Lake Hamilton (GNIS ID: 2405972) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Lake Hamilton is located within Haines City CCD of Polk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Hamilton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Lake Hamilton, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,343
Daytime Population: Workers 663
Daytime Population: Residents 809
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,472
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 1,340
Population in Familes 1,130
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 428
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $47,714
Average Household Income $57,325
Per Capita Income $22,572


Total Housing Units 625 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 404 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 102 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $107,184
Average Home Value $142,866


Total Households 506
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 372
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.21% 1.21%
Households 1.11% 1.16%
Families 1.29% 1.1%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   3.16%

Lake Hamilton, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Hamilton to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 714 22nd
Population Density # 741 19th
Diversity Index # 214 77th
Median Household Income # 454 51st
Per Capita Income # 598 35th

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